Support for Learners Program

Summary Today, Premier Ford, Minister Lecce and Minister Phillips announced that our government has launched the Support for Learners program. Through this program, our government will again be providing financial relief for families facing new education related expenses in the COVID-19 era with support totalling $380 million. Starting today, parents or guardians residing in Ontario […]

Service Ontario Appointment Booking

Today, Minister Lisa Thompson announced that ServiceOntario is now offering appointment booking at 42 of its busiest locations to help reduce wait times and manage customer flow. Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that customers continue to access services available online and only book an in-person appointment if necessary. For […]

CCTV Grant Announcement

Summary Today, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced that our government is investing $1.6 million in Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) systems to help 18 police services across the province better detect, investigate, and prevent criminal activity. Funding through the new Ontario CCTV Grant, which was announced in August 2020, will support the local fight against guns and gangs […]

Premier Ford’s And MPP Ke’s Donation Appreciation Meeting

A pleasure to be joined by @fordnation and fellow MPPs to acknowledge the Chinese community for its generous donations made during the pandemic. A heartfelt thank you to the remarkable people, organizations, community groups and businesses for all your support and donations!

COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation

Summary Our government is calling on the federal government to immediately lay out its plan to allocate COVID-19 vaccines across the country as we continue to prepare for the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccine doses, which will be the largest vaccine rollout in a generation. This federal plan will inform the work of the […]

Community Paramedicine Expansion Program

Summary Today Minister Fullerton announced up to $15 million to expand the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program. This initiative will help more seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe while living in the comfort of their own homes for a longer period of time. As a first step, we are inviting communities to express their […]

Governments take rapid action to meet demands of Ontario’s Meat Sector and Support Farmers

Summary Today, Minister Hardeman announced that, the governments of Canada and Ontario are committing up to $11.5 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) towards two important new programs to assist meat processors on projects to rapidly boost their safety and productivity, and help farmers adjust to current market challenges. The Meat Processors Capacity Improvement […]

DriveTest-Lockdown in Grey Areas

Summary On Monday November 23, 2020, the Ontario government cancelled all in-vehicle road tests in regions that are categorized in the Grey (Lockdown) level. This currently applies to all road tests in the City of Toronto and Peel Regions (including Brampton, Downsview, Etobicoke, Metro East, Mississauga, and Port Union DriveTest Centres). The government has directed […]

Food Delivery Fees

Summary Today, Minister Sarkaria introduced legislation that would protect restaurants from high delivery fees charged by some food delivery companies. The Supporting Local Restaurants Act, 2020, if passed, would reduce fees charged by food delivery companies in areas where indoor dining is prohibited to help more small and independent restaurants stay in business.  Currently, fees placed […]

Additional Initiatives to Keep Schools Safe

Summary Today Premier Ford and Minister Lecce announced that Ontario is introducing new initiatives and funding for school boards, communities and families to ensure they continue to be supported and so that schools remain open safely through the second wave.  Our government is launching voluntary testing for asymptomatic students in regions of the province with a high […]